Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:31 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Multimedia, AV "When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ('Lib-Ray'), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky."
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What about Dirac?
by fabiand on Sat 21st Apr 2012 10:59 UTC
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2012-04-21

I wonder if dirac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_%28video_compression_format~...) has ever been considered as an alternative.

It's drawbacks are know: No widerspread use, nor SoC support (but there is hardware supporting Dirac).


On the other hand: It is optimized for high resolutions and up to 16-bit colordepth (!), it has a lossless mode, it is royality free, propose as VC-2 to SMPTE, can be used inside a Matroska-Container, good software support (via libschroedinger/gstreamer) and decoding performance is not that bad on modern hardware.

Edited 2012-04-21 10:59 UTC

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